UK: Catering for every training need.

UK: Catering for every training need. - First there was the "frank and open exchange of views" (a row); then there was "leaving to pursue one's interests" (the sack). Now, there is - wait for it - the "university of operating". Transplant tips from Chris

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Last Updated: 31 Aug 2010

First there was the "frank and open exchange of views" (a row); then there was "leaving to pursue one's interests" (the sack). Now, there is - wait for it - the "university of operating". Transplant tips from Christian Barnard? Junk bond advice from Michael Milken? Well, not quite. The University of Operating (or UofO, as we aficionados call it) is a 12-month training programme masterminded (sic) by GKN VSL for operators of vending machines, the brightest and best of whom can go on to do a six-month postgraduate extension course. The Secretary for Education, Kenneth Clarke, advocate of the accelerated degree, must be almost delirious with joy. Management Today would like to propose him for an honorary doctorate (DrOps?) in the subject. After all, his penchant for Spanish holidays shows him to be something of an operator in his own right.

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